In this episode of “Justice At Work”, Partners Amanda Farahany and Kathy Harrington-Sullivan discuss race discrimination in the workplace, and how today’s nationwide conversation about racism is affecting the workplace for both employers and employees. Joining the show is attorney Todd Stanton with Stanton Law.
Todd Stanton/Stanton Law
Stanton Law specializes in seeing legal and business issues from management’s point of view, and they’re committed to helping owners, managers, and entrepreneurs remain focused on growing their companies and implementing their ideas. With experience as management-side employment and business lawyers, they can help companies avoid the legal headaches that challenge every business without sacrificing managerial efficiency. For issues that range from helping with HR policies and compensation plans to providing guidance through disciplinary, performance, and leave issues to corporate transaction advice, negotiating client contracts and executing respectful and amicable separations, Stanton Law provides bottom line-oriented legal advice to small and medium-sized employers.
Amanda Farahany/Managing Partner
Amanda’s work on behalf of employees has been widely recognized, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements. She was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law for Individuals by Best Lawyers and the Top 50 Women in Georgia by Super Lawyers. She has been voted in for her work in Labor and Employment to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and as one of the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, as well as many other organizations.
Known as an attorney who only takes serious and important cases, Amanda has proven this by achieving the highest verdict in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in the nation for her client and the largest libel verdict for a single plaintiff in Georgia. She tried the first Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act case in 2015 to a verdict of $2.25 million, ensuring that genetic privacy will be taken seriously by all companies. She seeks change for both individuals and for society as a whole, including publishing a study analyzing how the courts handle employment discrimination cases in an effort to bring these cases back into the hands of jurors.
A sought-after speaker and commentator, Amanda has been featured as a legal thought leader in publications and news segments. Amanda has spoken and has been published extensively on sexual harassment, overtime and employment cases, litigating cases for civil justice for crime victims and sexual assault.
Kathy Harrington Sullivan/Partner
Kathy Harrington Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany and manages the firm’s case evaluation team. Because knowledge truly is power, Kathy and the Atlanta employment attorneys on her team regularly consult with and empower potential clients by helping them to understand the law, clarifying what their rights are as employees, and determining what steps they can take to protect themselves and their jobs.
Kathy is an active member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and is also a member of the Labor & Employment section of the Atlanta Bar Association. She holds a J.D. from Mercer University School of Law, a B.S. with Highest Honors in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Nursing from Georgia College. In addition to being a Georgia-licensed attorney, Kathy is also a Registered Nurse, a trained Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigator, and a mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Kathy has mediated numerous court cases, including civil cases, divorce and child custody cases, and juvenile delinquency and deprivation cases.
About Barrett & Farahany:
Barrett & Farahany is a highly experienced employment law team that believes strongly in helping individuals fight injustice in the workplace. Their skilled Atlanta employment law attorneys have decades of experience helping to defend employee rights and always protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. They take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests.
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